An online report of a court ruling  on Tuesday, July 5, described Renate Spickenreuther as the “mistress” of businessman Peter Hanson.

The ruling actually referred to her as Mr Hanson’s partner, not “mistress”

Mrs Spickenreuther would like us to make clear that it was a mistake to refer to her as “mistress”, which she never was. She only became a partner in Mr Hanson’s personal life after his divorce from his wife.

We apologise for any embarrassment.